Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Platform 3 Exhibition - The Morning After The Year Before

I have recently been in touch with the folks over at Platform 3 about their upcoming exhbition 'The Morning After The Year Before'. The exhibition requires work 'that is a response to personal trauma or an event or experience that has shaped you'. I've been working on a print recently that just so happens to fit the brief and decided to put myself forward to take part in the exhbition!

I've shown the organisers my work and they're happy for me to exhibit this piece and have also given me the opportunity to sell work on the night. I'm yet to decide what other pieces of work to get printed to sell but I'm also hoping to get some business cards sorted for the night that I can let people take away with the prints, if they decide to buy them. 

I've also found a section on the Facebook event page that's made me think Platform 3 might be good to talk too in regards my COP project, the event encourages no mobile phones, instead promoting real human connection formed away from social media, this is something that directly realtes to my COP essay and research. I'm excited to be taking part in the exhibition, I'm hoping that it'll give me a bit of a confidence boost with my work and with showing my work in general as this will be the first time I've exhbitited outside of uni. I'm also hoping it'll provide a good opportunity to network, allowing me to make contact with other creatives who are interested in similar subject matter. 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

So Young Magazine - Competition Entry

So Young Magazine have recently launched their first Illustration competition. So Young is a fully illustrated independent music magazine and they're looking for 'the next great So Young illustrator to bring something new' to the magazine. The brief is as follows:

Illustrate a song by, or members of one of the bands below in any style you prefer… Digital, Collage, pencil drawing, anything… Check out our previous issues for inspiration at
Wolf Alice, Fat White Family, The Horrors, The Fall, The Big Moon, The Smiths, Savages, HMLTD, The Raincoats, Goat Girl, Nick Cave, Superfood, David Bowie, Mystery Jets, The Clash, Blondie, Sheer Mag, Childhood Or any band previously featured in So Young
Judges from Magazines, Galleries and Agencies will select from 10 finalists. These 10 finalists, chosen by So Young, will all have their entries posted on Instagram to our 48k followers.
Deadline is Friday 17th November 2017

The winner will recieve £200 prize money, a one year subscription to So Young, a feature written about their work on the So Young website and their work exhibited as part of a So Young exhibition at their gallery space in London

For this brief, I read through back copies of the magazine and chose to illustrate a piece on King Krule. As a pose to doing a portrait, I chose to illustrate King Krule's song, 'Easy, Easy'. I feel that this will be a more effective way of completing the brief rather than submitting a portrait as I'm hoping it will stand out a little more. I made three different versions of my submission and have decided to submit the first image as I think the illustration stands out more, and doesnt get lost with an additional features. 

Final Submission
Alternative Version
Alternative Version 

Monday, 8 May 2017

OUIL505 Design Boards

Promotional Materials - Mockups

I've mocked up my illustrations onto product and I'm really pleased with the result! I think it's cleare to see now how these images could work in the book and across promotional product. The use of a promotional package alongside the book is something I'm glad I've done as I was previously stuck with wether or not choose adult publishing or product and retail. This method of approaching the module and the brief has allowed me to cross over between the do and in turn has helped me understand how and where my practice may lie within illustration as a discipline.